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A friend of mine is looking to get a gaming PC. Budget is $800. This is what I have so far, any recommendations?

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131972

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104360

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178381

Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163182
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Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
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post #2 of 28
EVERYTHING looks GREAT except for the CPU. I would STRONGLY recommend a FX-6300...six cores and just generally faster/better architecture. So that CPU plus what ever cheap/compatible motherboard and you're golden!

Oh, don't forget to get a better cooler as well. Even something cheap like Cooler Master 212 or something similar. Much better than stock and gives some room for O/C later down the road.
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I'm with AndroidVageta on a new CPU cooler, I use the Cooler Master 212 and when you put two fans on it there is not much it can't handle. Also that's a good set up.
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I actually have a CM 212 that I was going to give to him, forgot to mention. I will look into the cpu
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
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WASD XFX 650 watt Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
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WASD XFX 650 watt Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD XFX 650 watt Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
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WASD XFX 650 watt Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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post #6 of 28
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3auTT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3auTT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3auTT/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho Rev.A. 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $604.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 19:58 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $805.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

ATX build and a little different style case so i don't know if your friend is gonna like it, but you get quite a bit for the money. Lots of features, especially for a gaming rig. Comes with 2x120mm fans pre-installed with room to add plenty more. Removable drive cages for longer GPUs or better direct airflow, rubber grommets, dust filters, top rad support, etc for just 60 bucks.

As for the GPU, the 270x and GTX 760 are pretty close to each other as far as performance goes with the GTX 760 being a little faster. Since they're both around the same price in the US at the moment i'd choose the GTX 760, but either is fine really.
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i7-5820K Asus X99-A EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC 16GB Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX100 512GB 2x WD Blue 4TB Custom Water Cooling Loop Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
42.5" UHD IPS 60Hz 24" FHD TN 1ms 144Hz G-Sync Logitech K740 EVGA Supernova 750G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D MX Master/Mionix Naos 7000 RISSLA Asus Xonar DGX 
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i7-5820K Asus X99-A EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC 16GB Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX100 512GB 2x WD Blue 4TB Custom Water Cooling Loop Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
42.5" UHD IPS 60Hz 24" FHD TN 1ms 144Hz G-Sync Logitech K740 EVGA Supernova 750G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D MX Master/Mionix Naos 7000 RISSLA Asus Xonar DGX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $805.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

ATX build and a little different style case so i don't know if your friend is gonna like it, but you get quite a bit for the money. Lots of features, especially for a gaming rig. Comes with 2x120mm fans pre-installed with room to add plenty more. Removable drive cages for longer GPUs or better direct airflow, rubber grommets, dust filters, top rad support, etc for just 60 bucks.

As for the GPU, the 270x and GTX 760 are pretty close to each other as far as performance goes with the GTX 760 being a little faster. Since they're both around the same price in the US at the moment i'd choose the GTX 760, but either is fine really.

That looks really good. Might have to change the case but that isn't a huge concern
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD XFX 650 watt Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 950 Asus P6X58D-E Gigabyte GTX 770  12 GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1TB, Samsung 2TB TSSTcorp Windows 7 home Premium x64 Asus 24" 1920*1080 x 2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
WASD XFX 650 watt Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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post #9 of 28
You could likely get a Intel processor at this budget, do you have anything against a Intel system? If not, I'll try and see what I can do with both.
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post #10 of 28
Microcenter has the fx8320 for $138 out the door.
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